US aviation unions accuse Norwegian Air of using its Irish subsidiary as a flag of convenience to hire pilots and crews cheaply from agencies.

US legislators want to ban so-called “flag of convenience” airlines in a move one says was prompted by Irish-registered Norwegian Air International’s (...)

The stand-off between pilots and Ryanair management has simmered since the airline was forced to cancel more than 20,000 flights. Photograph: Paul Faith/Getty Images

The leader of the pilots’ union at the US airline on which Ryanair reputedly modelled itself will meet the Irish carriers’ fliers later this week. A (...)

Bjorn Kjos, chief executive of Norwegian Air Shuttle, parent company of Norwegian Air International which  has been attempting to  launch a transatlantic flights service from Ireland since 2014.

The row over Irish-registered Norwegian Air International’s bid for a US foreign carrier’s permit intensified last week when the European Union moved (...)

Irish-based Norwegian Air International originally intended launching the Boston service from the Irish airports in April.

Plans for cheap flights from Cork and Shannon to Boston could be grounded until next year as a dispute over the proposals between the the European Uni(...)

Eamonn Brennan, chief executive of the Irish Aviation Authority, pictured in the Air Traffic Control Tower at Dublin Airport. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

One Friday last month, 2,200 aircraft flew through Irish airspace, while another 730 took off from and landed at the Republic’s airports. That’s almos(...)